Monday, October 4, 2010

Yet Another Cook Book

I just couldn't resist buying this beautiful cookbook from the Hummingbird Bakery in London. (I wasn't actually in London - but bought it at bargain price from one of the booksellers that comes to work). Gweneth Paltrow had this to say about the bakery: "The Hummingbird Bakery is a sweet tooth's delight.  The cupcakes are legendary and our special occasions are always chock full of Hummingbird goodies."

 We had a special morning tea at work on Friday to farewell a couple of folk who were heading back to Toowoomba, so I decided to try out the new cookbook.  I made the chocolate cup cakes (patty cakes in my day).  The process was a little different to what I have been used to,  instead of creaming the butter and sugar, etc. you mixed the flour, sugar and butter together first.   I was a bit dubious about how they would turn out.  No need to be concerned, they were lovely.  This is now going to become my 'go to' cook book when I need to prepare something sweet.  All cakes quickly disappeared before I had a chance to snap this very last one.


  1. Stunning photo. I think you must have bought yourself that new camera. Anne

  2. Anne, I have to confess..I didn't take the photo. Our journalist at work took it with his lovely, expensive SLR..he loved doing it and was proud of his results.